IITs to Increase Female Quota from 2018

Apr 2017 Source: MOTACHASHMA

IITs has now come up with the superb news. Indian Institute of Technology has decided to admit more than 1,400 women from the year 2018. The top admission body has aimed to balance or battle against the gender inequality. A meeting of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) was held and in the meeting, it was decided to provide 14% hike in special quota for girls from the year 2018. Currently, only 8% of women have opted at 23 IITs across the country.

That means from now onwards, the 20% of the quota will be reserved for the girls which are an excellent and satisfactory hike in the percentage of the girls to be admitted. The Joint Admission Board (JAB) was concern over the fall in the number of the girls getting admission in IITs that’s why this decision has been forwarded for the implementation. However, the officials said that the exact number could vary and will be decided on a year to year basis.

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IITs to increase seats for Female

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  • The committee has further suggested awarding merit scholarships to all female students based on merit which still has to be approved by the IIT council.
  • The panel has also decided that all candidates will get seven rounds of counselling from the next academic session.
  • The candidates who have already qualified in JEE-Advanced will be considered for the admission in the IIT. 
  • The percentage of the supernumerary seats will also be decided every year. The seats vacated by woman students will be filled by a woman candidates only.
  • There is a hike of 14% from the existing special quota for the women. The top admission body has aimed to balance or battle against the gender equality.
  • The increase in the seats for female candidates would not affect the existing number of seats for male candidates and the changes will be implemented over a maximum of eight years.

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What do the officials have to say?

  • "The supernumerary quota has been created to combat gender imbalance. Already the number of female aspirants taking the entrance is less. Even if they don't qualify under general category, women will be admitted through the supernumerary quota," said a member of the JAB.
  • An official added that "The increase in the seats for female candidates would not affect the existing number of seats for male candidates and this will help IITs achieve the target by 2020".

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